When I was about 14, I used to play hockey and have ‘funny turns’ when I was sprinting. The teachers and my friends always used to say ‘Caroline’s having one of her episodes again’ and it just became a part of my life. I visited the hospital when it started to happen more frequently and I had an ECG, which they then dismissed saying nothing was wrong because my heart seemed to be healthy and beating regularly. My episodes tended to last about 4-5 minutes when I would get extremely fast heartbeats, pressure on my chest, ringing in my ears and a sort of fuzzy vision. I went through my teenage years, thinking it was normal and that I was just unfit, plus is only tended to happen once every 2 weeks, and during the school holidays it didn’t happen at all as I wasn’t playing hockey and netball.
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